Analytical Seminar and field trip to analyze local views and proposals

On December 16, an analytical seminar was held within the framework of the project “Study and preservation of traditional knowledge related to Ak-Bulun petroglyphs (Issyk-Kul region, Kyrgyzstan)”.

The seminar was attended by the main experts of the project: archaeologist Oroz Soltobaev, traditional practitioners Zhumagazy Sadyr uulu and Chynar Seidakhmatova, as well as students of the Department of History of KNU.

During the seminar, the main results and products of the project were discussed. The experts proposed their subtopics for the future documentary film on the certification process of the Ak Bulun complex and contributed their ideas for creating an online platform – a site and a map of Ak-Bulun.

Also, within the framework of the seminar, the concept of an information stand on site and a future presentation of the results of the project in Ak Bulun village, with the participation of local residents and authorities, were discussed.

On December 17-19, the Aigine CRC team visited the village administration of Ak-Bulun village, Ak-Suu district, Issyk-Kul region. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss and incorporate the local vision into the tangible products of the project.

At the meetings, information  for the future stand on  Ak-Bulun petroglyphs and  the concept of the final joint presentation were discussed.

The expert team proposed to focus on the topics of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments of various significance and encouraged local partners to contribute through knowledge and input from local residents of Ak-Suu district, Issyk-Kul province. At the Issyk-Kul State University named after Tynystanov, negotiations were held with the teacher and project partner Zukhra Abdullaeva.  Future activities within the framework of the project were discussed. In particular, guest lectures on the topics of the project.

The meetings were moderated by project coordinator Aiza Abdyrakhmanova and key traditional knowledge expert Sadyr uulu Zhumagazy. The project is supported by the Pavank Foundation.